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Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Services

Advisory Committees

Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Advisory Council

The Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Advisory Council is composed of school counselors, district and building level administrators, and counselor educators from around the state.  The council generally meets in Jefferson City three times each year to provide input regarding:

The council tries to include members from each Supervisor for Instruction area as noted in the current copy of the Missouri School Directory so that all areas of the state are represented.  Members are selected in order to confirm representation for both urban and rural districts; large, medium and small districts; and the various building levels at which counselors work.

Counselor Educator Committee

The Counselor Educator Committee is composed of members of the Counselor Education faculty from those institutions in the state of Missouri that have Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)-approved graduate level counselor education programs.

The committee meets twice a year with members of the DESE Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling staff, as well as representatives of the Missouri School Counselor Association, to discuss and act on issues involving the preparation and certification requirements designed to prepare individuals  to work as professional school counselors  in Missouri public schools.

DESE Approved Graduate Level Counselor Education Programs

Evangel University Southeast Missouri State University
Lincoln University Stephens College
Lindenwood University Truman State University
Missouri Baptist University University of Central Missouri
Missouri State University University of Missouri Columbia
Northwest Missouri State University University of Missouri Kansas City
  University of Missouri Saint Louis


Missouri Connections Advisory Committee

The Missouri Connections Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from schools and state government agencies that serve adults that are active users of Missouri Connections.  These include high schools, technical centers, middle/junior high schools, colleges, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, adult learning and the department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

The purpose of the Missouri Connections Advisory Committee is to provide feedback on the educational and career planning system and to make suggestions for future enhancements of www.missouriconnections.org.  The committee meets twice a year:  Once in the fall to review the current system, and once in the winter to discuss issues and enhancements.  Feedback from the committee is part of a comprehensive report provided to intoCareers each year on proposed enhancements.

Contact Tom Schlimpert at 573-751-6875 or Tom.schlimpert@dese.mo.gov for more information